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Greater Manchester's sustainability in numbers

If you can't measure it, you can't manage it, so here's Platform's first attempt at running the numbers on Greater Manchester's sustainability efforts, from waste, to cycling, to carbon.

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Fuelling the future: new hydrogen partnership launches

The research expertise of Manchester’s three leading universities is at the centre of a drive to bring a carbon-free version of a new energy source to the city.

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A Certain Future: Steering Group report

Last night (25th July 2013) saw the 25th meeting of Manchester’s stakeholder steering group for climate change; the group of volunteers from across all sectors and walks of life that guides the delivery of the city’s action plan: A Certain Future.

GMEV launches at the Intu Trafford Centre

Our friends electric: EV network goes live

A new electric vehicle charging point network and pay as you go programme, launches this weekend across all ten boroughs of Greater Manchester.

Manchester’s heat networks blaze the trail

By 2015, a large chunk of Manchester city centre will be connected to an innovative heat network. It is part of a long term plan designed to cut the city region’s carbon emissions, as well as encourage more sustainable commercial developments and tackle the pernicious issue of fuel poverty.

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A tale of two (low carbon) buildings

Two of  Manchester’s landmark buildings, built nearly 80 years apart, are at the forefront of the city’s low carbon future and a commitment to a 48% reduction in carbon emissions by 2020.

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Euro-scoresheet for the city’s low carbon work plan

Greater Manchester’s low carbon report card gives top marks for ambition but with more work to do on engagement, according to a European peer review.

Briefing: Biomass projects across Greater Manchester

As the controversial Barton Renewable Energy Project gets its official go-ahead, Mark Atherton of the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub outlines the biomass projects that are proving a success across the city region and what the main issues are when considering biomass as a renewable alternative to fossil fuels.

Briefing: An outline of Greater Manchester's Low Carbon Hub

A briefing on Greater Manchester's Low Carbon Hub; it's priorities, programmes and the evidence base it's using to create growth across the low carbon and environmental sectors.

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Park up and plug in: Greater Manchester's new electric vehicle charging network

A new electric vehicle charging point network and pay as you go programme, led by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), has been announced by Sir Richard Leese at a launch at Manchester Central.

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